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Dr. R. Kirby Godsey

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Godsey served as President and CEO of Mercer University for 27 years before being named Chancellor in 2006 by the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Godsey earned his undergraduate degree in history and religion from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Alabama. In 1969, he earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Tulane University.

The University of South Carolina, Averett College and Samford University have all awarded him honorary degrees.


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